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self-supporting statements[edit]

Queens College was declared "World Class" by The Times and was selected by the New York Times "Selective Guide to Colleges" as the strongest college in the CUNY system.[1] The Princeton Review ranked Queens eighth in the United States, in its 2006 edition of "America's Best Value Colleges."[2] The college is ranked 50th among Northern Universities-Master's by U.S. News and World Report (tied with Baruch College, another CUNY college).[3] In 1996, the college's Freshman Year Initiative received a Certificate of Excellence in the nationwide Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Competition.

Two of the links provided come from Queens College (AND they themselves quote yet another source without substantiation). In fact, these self-supporting statements are directly copied from Queens College's web site. Are there direct references to Queens College's claims? This is akin to a student giving himself an A+ on a report card.

This whole paragraph paints an image of CUNY which really isn't true. Perhaps it would be acceptable on a recruiting brochure, but being a New Yorker, I find it misleading.

Tc61380 16:32, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

I removed the following text because I couldn't verify it (through non-QC sources):
Queens College was declared "World Class" by The Times and was selected by the New York Times "Selective Guide to Colleges" as the strongest college in the CUNY system. and In 1996, the college's Freshman Year Initiative received a Certificate of Excellence in the nationwide Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Competition.
I kept the references to the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report rankings because they are verifiable. I also removed the disputed template. Darkcore 04:47, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
I removed the "misty mountain" reference. That hill is not a misty mountain. Long Island does not have mountains.--Quakerknight 03:55, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

I have cleaned out a lot of marketing-style language. The article still needs some work, so the "appears to be written like an advertisement" notice may have to remain. Rcamilled (talk) 21:17, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Another Queen's College[edit]

Rutgers University was originally Queen's college as well, back in 1766. 71.250.1.198 14:33, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

WRONG. Rutger's University was called "Queen's College" [with the ', apostrophe, after the word Queen], meaning it was the possession of some Queen [of England,, etc...]. "Queens College", on the other hand, was named after the borough that its located in, and not named after some Queen, even the borough of Queens itself has a debatable name, which the Queen of which it was named after was still unknown, but suggestions have been made, but whether that's true or not, depends on whose name's mentioned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.14.185.126 (talk) 23:05, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Allan Loren[edit]

Please someone explain deletion of Allan Loren as notable alum. I cite here both Queens College's own website, and D&B http://investor.dnb.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=123817&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=522357&highlight= website as well.

Repeated vandalism?[edit]

This has to stop. Someone keeps adding junk about the United People party. True or not, it doesn't belong on the page. Enigmaman 18:37, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't even support either party. I'm a student at QC, and there was a lot of mud-slinging from both sides during the recent election. I just hate to see biased people vandalizing the Queens College page here. Enigmaman 22:15, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

As the person who put the material up, it is verified material and therefore posted under Wiki rules. Further I myself am not part of either party but only have verified material on UP, if there is the same such material for DSA then put it up too. Point is, its part of QC like it or not.

Well, a couple of relevant points. One, your edit's tone and content is decidedly against our WP:NPOV neutrality policy, and two, someone's personal blog is not a reliable source per WP:RS. If you're really interested in enlightening readers on campus political life, it should be done in a neutral manner based on reliable sources that discuss the subject comprehensively.--Pharos 00:19, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Plus, I hardly think a biased point of view on campus politics belongs on the Queens College page. I would argue that none of the political junk belongs on the page. Let's stick to facts, not opinions. If you want to bash political parties, go ahead and create a wikipedia page about how awful you think the UP is. But stop vandalizing the Queens College page with biased and unsupported nonsense. Enigmaman 12:58, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

This is exactly the place for it because it is part of the campus and what people should knwo about the tactics that one party uses. If there are others from other parties include them too.

How is this information even relevant? --Iamunknown 20:25, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Notable Alumni[edit]

This list needs to be cleaned up. Betty Suarez should not be listed as a notable alumni - she isn't a real person. If you'd like to have her on the QC wikipedia page, please add a section entitled "references to Queens College in pop culture."Slapshot01j 22:04, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Faculty[edit]

I added Andrew Hacker as a notable faculty member. A quick search of his name will show his importance. His book Two Nations was an important contribution to the field of political science. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Quakerknight (talkcontribs) 19:46, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Bald Eagles[edit]

What's the deal with the phrase in Campus and Facilities "Prior to becoming a college it was originally the nesting place for a small family of bald eagles"? Is this vandalism that has simply lasted? I'm pretty sure it was a mental institution, but can't verify it. If someone can make this change it would be appreciated.Slapshot01j (talk) 05:33, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Nevermind, fixed.Slapshot01j (talk) 05:41, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

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Unisphere[edit]

When the Unisphere (in nearby Flushing Meadow-Corona Park) was built for the 1964-65 World's Fair, it was pointed out that it is somewhat similar to Queens College's logo. Josh-Levin@ieee.org (talk) 22:02, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

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